Always Yielding

Yutang Lin

Always yielding to others' wishes but not out of indulgence;
Guiding escape from entanglement by showing no grasping.
Lifelong abstinence from contests so others may self-reflect;
Wholeheartedly one aspires only to the enlightenment of all.


        Always yielding without contests to demonstrate the peace and easy-going of no grasping. Frequent advice would seem like arguing; therefore, one instead would just retreat to help others attain their own self-awakening. Aspiring only toward the complete enlightenment of all beings, one therefore ignores the ups and downs at present.

Written in Chinese and translated on August 21, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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